Daniel Webster

February 18, 1848

Here is a complaint that Webster, who receives eight dollars a day, has “scarecely given a vote in the Senate during the present session”. … “What to him are the sighs and sufferings of three millions of his countrymen in slavery?  He sees and hears them with stolid apathy.  But he is prompt to bow down and worship the slaveholding Moloch on the soil of Virginia , that he may receive the applause of the vilest of men. He has, in every exigency, basely betrayed the cause of liberty, and ought to be held in righteous abhorrence.”